Google is closing its Schaft robotics unit after failing to find a buyer

Sad news for anyone into giant robots: Google parent Alphabet is closing down Schaft, its secretive unit that develops bipedal robots aimed at helping out in disaster efforts and generally looking ba

Crunch Report | SoftBank Buys Boston Dynamics

SoftBank is buying Boston Dynamics, Pandora sells 16% of company to SiriusXM and Taylor Swift is coming back to music streaming. All this on Crunch Report.

SoftBank is buying robotics firms Boston Dynamics and Schaft from Alphabet

Here's a surprise turn of events: SoftBank -- maker of the friendly Pepper robot and a major M&A player in the tech world -- has just announced that it is acquiring two more robotics companies fro

Alphabet’s secretive Schaft Inc. shows off new bipedal robot in Tokyo

There's a new bot in town (Tokyo, specifically), and while it might not be as cute as Nao, as creepy as Spot and BigDog, or as anthropomorphic as Atlas, it might be more practical than all of them. It